Monday, February 27, 2017

William the Bloody

William the Bloody is my parallel Fan Edit to ANGELUS, which follows the origin story of one of the best characters in all the Buffyverse: Spike. Although there is some crossover footage between the two cuts, William the Bloody is distinctly told from Spike's perspective and you will notice a number of additions, deletions, and major changes in the presentation of this edit that reflects his unique point of view. Between this cut and ANGELUS, all of the vampire flashbacks from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Angel (1999-2004) are revealed in their entirety.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Master Rises

The Master Rises fan edit is my exploration of Angel and Buffy as they wrestle with some complications to their relationship and are forced to confront Buffy's mortality and her sense of despair as she accepts her own death as part of her duty as the Slayer and loses control of herself in the aftermath once she is brought back to life.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Buffy and Angel

When my Buffy and Angel fan edit is viewed in context after the first two fan edits, we see a very clear picture of how Angel has gone from secretly longing for Buffy, to becoming a helpful mysterious stranger who helps point her in the right direction, to becoming one of her most important allies. Buffy and Angel's relationship begins in earnest now as Buffy learns more about Angel and his motivations for helping her, slowly realizing Angel is completely besotted with her.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Begins

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Begins is one of the simpler fan edits I made to help bridge viewers from ANGELUS to the modern world of Buffy and Angel. It is a slightly pared down and tightened cut of Buffy's first two episodes paced better for less patient, modern viewers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


 I long suspected that if all the Vampire flashbacks were assembled together into one or two fan edits then they would add up to an exceptionally interesting viewing experience. And the result does not disappoint, the final result feeling more like an epic length feature film rather than just bits of a TV show. I transformed these flashbacks into two parallel fan edits: "ANGELUS" and "William the Bloody."

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dune: The Complete Saga

I love David Lynch's Dune (1984). Every frame of it is a work of art. It has the most incredible production design, costumes, world building, and cast of any science fiction film I have ever seen. The Atreides family relationships with each other and with their subordinates is beautiful to behold. The dialogue is wise and darkly comedic. And up until now, no cut or edit of the film has done justice to director David Lynch's original vision. So I undertook putting together my own edit titled, "Dune: The Complete Saga."

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Watcher's Council
The Watcher's Council is a viewing guide to the TV shows and feature films of Joss Whedon. I emphasize a lot of my efforts there on presenting a guide that harmonizes the interconnected viewing order of his TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff series Angel (1999-2004). But I celebrate all his work there, especially his science fiction masterpieces Firefly (2002-03) / Serenity (2004) and The Avengers 1 & 2.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Breaking Bad Podcast
Breaking Bad Podcast is a viewer's guide, episode commentary, critical discussion, and reaction / review podcast in which two experienced viewers, Michael and Jeromy, discuss the first season of Vince Gilligan's groundbreaking drama Breaking Bad (2008-13) with first-time viewers, Ally and Amberlee, along with other special guests.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

35 Years of David Lynch
35 Years of David Lynch is my blog where I analyze the work of American film director David Lynch. So popular a work, I transformed it into a five-volume book series 40 Years of David Lynch, which includes additional analysis and insights than contained in the blog alone. I created the original blog to help reinvigorate some interest in and discussion of the master film director's career. David Lynch's eventual return to direct more Twin Peaks felt like a dream come true.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Welcome to the Site! Introductions....
Hey everyone, I am Michael Adam Warren, an author and filmmaker who has developed a number of creative media projects over the years, including a number of movies, books, websites and blogs, a few of which are listed and linked below. Today I decided I was overdue in creating an official website, and it is about time I made things easier for my fans to follow my work at this one-stop hub.